Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer, gilt yields ease

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee ended stronger at 177.40/50 against the US dollar on Wednesday while bonds yields eased marginally, dealers said.

The rupee closed at 177.55/65 against the greenback on Tuesday.

Liquidity in the overnight money market was 30.76 billion rupees, down from 33.13 billion rupees at the previous day.

Central Bank injected 20 billion rupees in an overnight reverse repo auction at 7.83 percent.

Sri Lanka’s debt office offered 18.5 billion rupees in an auction held today, split into 2.5 billion rupees in 3-months maturity, 1.5 billion rupees in 6-months maturity and 14.5 billion rupees in 12-months maturity.

In bonds, yields eased marginally in a moderate market, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 15.10.2021 closed at 8.67/72 percent on Wednesday, easing from 8.77/83 percent at Tuesday.

A bond maturing on 15.03.2023 closed at 35/42 percent, falling from 9.37/45 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.06.2024 closed at 9.77/80 percent, down from 9.80/84 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.08.2026 closed at 9.88/95 percent, falling from 9.90/95 percent.





A bond maturing on 15.01.2027 closed at 9.97/10.00 percent, down from 10.00/03 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2029 closed at 10.00/10.08 percent, steady from 10.00/15 percent.
(COLOMBO, 07 August, 2019)

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